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The science behind a climate headline - Rachel Pike

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In 4 minutes, atmospheric chemist Rachel Pike provides a glimpse of the massive scientific effort behind the bold headlines on climate change, with her team -- one of thousands who contributed -- taking a risky flight over the rainforest in pursuit of data on a key molecule.

Summarize the nature and scale of collaboration in climate science, as Pike describes it. Does this surprise you? Do you think it comports with the general public’s perception of scientific study? Why or why not?

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